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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Creative crowd welcome new Central showcase PMQ

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com PMQ will provide subsidised studios for local creative enterprises in renovated heritage site Artisans hail new Central showcase Artists and designers from across Hong Kong yesterday praised the development of a new cultural hub in the city's Soho neighbourhood for supporting creative enterprises. Located in Central on the site ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats’ stand ‘unfavourable’ to reach consensus, says top legal professor

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:39pm

    ... consensus, a pro-Beijing legal scholar warned today. Basic Law Committee member and University of Hong Kong law professor Albert Chen Hung-yee’s warning came a day after pan-democratic lawmakers said ... there was no possibility the idea would be accepted. Pan-democrats argued that without a nominating committee elected by a large mandate, universal suffrage would be unable to solve the chief executive’s ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Ignore our wishes for 2017 and we'll occupy, students warn government

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... proposed the same threshold. Beijing officials told pan-democrat lawmakers on Sunday that there was no chance public nomination would be accepted by the central government. Scholarism's convenor Joshua Wong Chi-fung said he hoped the proposal would be backed in the citywide "referendum" to be organised by Occupy Central on June 22. "If the government rejects ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Occupy Central disobedience ‘threat’ not justified, says Christian leader

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:44am by Tanna Chong

    ... Central's plan to blockade Central district this summer to push for universal suffrage, as there was still "room for discussion". "The conditions justifying a civil disobedience ... Let's do it [secure one man, one vote] first as there is room for further discussion." One of Occupy Central's core members is Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, a Baptist minister and veteran ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    DAB sparks democrat fury with 2017 poll proposals for chief executive

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by Tanna Chong

    ... the party was willing to make concessions if Beijing made any last-minute changes. The final suggestion will be tabled for endorsement by the DAB’s central committee on April 22. The government’s ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Candidates would have to get backing of more than half the nominating committee, leading democrats to warn of full-on confrontation DAB sparks fury ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong's Olympic committee election to be subject to government scrutiny

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Olympic board election under close scrutiny Hong Kong's Olympic committee will come under government scrutiny when it elects its officers next week, ... Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China on Thursday, when 14 officers will be elected. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting will be uncontested when he seeks re-election as president, while nine ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Hong Kong students back public nomination and an elected nominating committee

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Students back public nomination, elected committee Some 85 per cent of university students say the public must have the right to nominate chief executive candidates and to elect- by "one man, one vote"- a nominating committee that could also pick applicants for the top job, a poll conducted by a range of student unions has found. ...


    UN approves peacekeepers to stem violence in Central African Republic

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangui UN to send peacekeepers amid fresh violence The UN Security Council yesterday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong UN peacekeeping force for Central ... September 15. A separate 2,000-strong French force in the Central African Republic was authorised to use "all necessary means" to support the new UN force. Central African Republic has ...

  9. News - World - GREECE

    Car bomb explodes outside Greek central bank building

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 07:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Athens Attack comes hours before Greece taps bond markets A car bomb exploded outside a central bank building in Athens early on Thursday, smashing windows but causing ... in one of the busiest parts of central Athens that is lined with banks, shops and a mall. A second police official, who also declined to be named, said the force had yet to determine the amount ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - MOTOR RACING

    Formula-E race plan back on track for Hong Kong after Central circuit tweaks

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:09pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... in Beijing, after the proposed circuit in Central failed to meet the approval of the world auto sports governing body. The FIA believed the circuit along Lung Wo Road was not safe for electrically ... by the FIA," said Yu, president of the Hong Kong Automobile Association. "This modified circuit is safer for high-speed cars to go through Central." The race can become the Hong Kong Sevens ...




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